Keystone Media Awards – Professional

Keystone Media Awards – Professional


Deadline to enter - February 1, 2021


Harrisburg, PA


Teresa Shaak




Keystone Media Awards

The Keystone Media Awards reinforce excellence by individuals in the news media profession, by recognizing journalism that consistently provides relevance, integrity, and initiative in serving readers and audiences, and faithfully fulfills its First Amendment rights/responsibilities. Further, the Keystone Media Awards stimulate journalists to improve their craft and ultimately improve their community.

Beginning in 2020, the Keystone Press Awards and the PAPME News Excellence Awards have been merged to create the Keystone Media Awards, featuring categories from both contests as well as the AP Broadcast Awards.  All entries must be submitted through the Keystone Media Awards online contest system.

Entries are now being accepted in the 2021 Keystone Media Awards Contest!

All entries must be submitted online via our contest system, BetterBNC.  Deadline to submit entries and online payments is 11:59 p.m., on Monday, February 1, 2021. Mail-in payments must be received at the PNA Foundation by Friday, February 5, 2021.

2021 Keystone Media Awards Contest Rules

2021 Keystone Media Awards Categories

2021 Keystone Media Awards BROADCAST Categories

Winners will be notified by mid-April. Depending on social distancing recommendations and government regulations in spring 2021, winners may be honored at a Keystone Media Awards Celebration to be held in Harrisburg, date to be determined. More details will be available when awards are announced.

Questions? Email the PNA Foundation or phone (717) 703-3003.